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    DescriptionFor much of the 16th century the Mediterranean was a battleground between Christians and Muslims. The war galley was the predominant warship type of the era, and a battle between two large war galley fleets was expected to decide the fate of the entire Mediterranean basin. In August 1571 an Ottoman fleet of some 235 galleys encountered the Christian fleet led by Spain, the Papacy and Venice. This work details a five hour melee in which the Christians inflicted a decisive defeat on the Turks in a battle which proved to be the last great galley fight of all time.


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    Title
    Lepanto 1571
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Angus Konstam, Illustrated by Christa Hook
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 96
    Width: 184 mm
    Height: 248 mm
    Thickness: 6 mm
    Weight: 319 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781841764092
    ISBN 10: 1841764094
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBLH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC subject category V2: JWLF
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JB
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DFA, 1QSM
    Abridged Dewey: 930
    LC classification: DE
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Libri: I-HM
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDT
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/16CNTY
    DC22: 940
    BISAC V2.8: HIS010000, HIS002000
    DC21: 943.603
    BIC subject category V2: 3JB, 1QDT, 1DFA
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027000
    BIC subject category V2: 1QSM
    Illustrations note
    75 b&w and 11 colour illustrations, chronology, index
    Publisher
    Osprey Publishing
    Imprint name
    Osprey Publishing
    Publication date
    19 February 2003
    Publication City/Country
    Osprey
    Author Information
    Angus Konstam hails from the Orkney Islands and is the author of over 15 books, many of which are published by Osprey. His other maritime titles include Elite 67: 'Pirates 1660-1730', Elite 69: 'Buccaneers 1620-1700' and Elite 70: 'Elizabethan Sea Dogs 1560-1605'. Formerly the Curator of Weapons in the Royal Armouries at the Tower of London, he also served as the Chief Curator of the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum in Key West, Florida. He is now based in London, where he combines a freelance museum consultancy business with a career as a historian and writer. Christa Hook is one of Osprey's most popular illustrators, a reputation justly deserved given the perfect blend of attention to detail and narrative realisation that characterises her artwork. Her work for Osprey to date has covered subjects such as the daily life of the Norman knight, the key battles of the Napoleonic wars, and the life of the US cavalryman of the 19th century. Christa lives and works in Sussex, UK.
    Table of contents
    Introduction - Chronology - The Opposing Commanders - The Opposing Fleets - Background to the Campaign - The Battle of Lepanto - The Aftermath - The Battlefield today - Further Reading - Index